(CBS DETROIT) — Red Wings legends Vladimir Konstantinov and Darren McCarty are joining The Brain Injury Association of Michigan in kicking off “Rally for Vlady” on Thursday, a rally organized on behalf of 18,000 catastrophically injured Michiganders.
“Rally for Vlady: Lighting the Lamp for 18,000 Auto No-Fault Survivors” will kick off at 4 p.m., June 23, at the Spirit of Detroit Plaza.READ MORE: COVID-19 Vaccines Saved Nearly 20 Million Lives In First Year, Study Says
The rally comes one week after the 25th anniversary of the tragic crash that left Konstantinov with life-altering brain injuries and requiring 24-hour care.
The rally also comes as families await a decision on a Court of Appeals case regarding the state’s no-fault auto insurance reform law that passed in 2019.READ MORE: Michigan Ballot Initiative Aims To Protect Abortion Rights
The new law, which went into effect on July 1, 2021, was aimed to lower insurance rates.
In addition, no-fault medical insurance for survivors of catastrophic crashes was reduced to 55% coverage. However, those in opposition say the new law is impacting the care they’ve been receiving over the years due to the retroactive application of the reforms.MORE NEWS: AG Nessel Says Abortions Are Still Legal In Michigan
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